Beyond the Hunt, Visiting Whitehorse

May 15, 2024Uncategorized

Many of our hunters fly into camp from Whitehorse, leaving a day or two on either end of the hunt to enjoy the area. Whitehorse is a unique town in the Yukon Territory and it serves as the primary hub for travel to many parts of the region, including our remote hunting areas in northern British Columbia.

Visiting Whitehorse, Yukon

If you have some time to kill in Whitehorse, here are a few ideas…

Paddle the Yukon River

The climax of many Whitehorse visits is a canoe trip down the mighty Yukon River. If you have the time and energy after a hunt, tack on another adventure and spend some time paddling the Yukon River. There are a number of ways to manage this trip with short options or long ones.

Explore the Historic Centers

Whitehorse is rich in history and culture. Mining history, native culture and frontier history all make for interesting stories and museums. Try the Transportation Museum, Yukon Beringia Interpretive Center, or the MacBride Museum. Each has its own take on the history and pioneers who found ways to carve out lives in this wilderness frontier town.

Soak in the Hot Springs

This one is perfect after a week of working hard on the mountain. Your muscles are sore and you have the satisfaction of a big bull moose or mountain caribou in transit. Take a breather and hit the Takhini Hot Springs to soak in hot mineral water. The facility is developed with wood and concrete pools running natural hot spring water. It’s the perfect way to wind down after a long hunt.

Hit the Breweries

Whitehorse is a hopping town outside of the long winter months and there are a few great breweries to enjoy. The Yukon Brewery has excellent beer and they also serve up whiskey and gin. Take a tour or just enjoy the vibe and drink a cold craft beer. Not far away, Winterlong Brewing has a selection of excellent beers as well. Make it a brewery tour and visit both while you are enjoying Whitehorse.

Cast a Line

There’s no shortage of wild rivers and lakes to explore in the Yukon. Anglers can catch grayling, monster pike, lake trout, salmon, dolly varden, trout and more. The local sections of the Yukon River itself are great but you can reach a large number of lakes and creeks all within an hour. Marsh Lake and Little Atlin Lakes are both fun options but there are plenty more with road access too. You can’t go wrong by adding on a few days of fishing after a great hunting trip.

Travel Information

If you’d like to know more about travel or how to get to our hunts in northern British Columbia, take a few minutes to read the information on our Travel Page. If you have questions about hunt availability or other specifics, please contact us. We’d love to help you plan an unforgettable hunt!

Written by Zach Lazzari

Zach is an outdoor writer, a hunting and fly fishing guide, and very proud to be a part of the Kawdy Outfitters team. You can follow Zach’s adventures at